A loan of $1,325 helped a member to buy ½ kg of dye, a ball of yarn, and 25 kg of vegetables for making "bagbenda".


Cissin Wendteldo Group's story

Ms. Habibata is the representative of the group CISSIN WENDTELDO. She is married and the mother of five children. The oldest is 24 years old, and the youngest is 7. Three of the children go to school. She has six persons to support.

Ms. Habibata is a weaver and has also been selling bagbenda (a traditional meal in Burkina Faso) for seven years. She gets her supplies at the market of Sector 10, at the Pissy market, and the Cissin market. Her customers are women, men, and her neighbors.

With the money granted to her, she wants to buy ½ kg of dye, a ball of yarn, and 25 kg of vegetables for making bagbenda. Her savings will serve to provide schooling for her children and to build a house in which to live. Her ambition is to ensure her children's future and to expand her business.

In this group: Habibata, Zenabo, Asseto, Djamilatou*, Fati, Habibou, Salmata, Haoua
*not pictured

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Daniel Kuey



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